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Rolled, cut or instant: what variety of oats is the best for you?

If you're looking for a breakfast cereal that is naturally rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and protein, oatmeal can be an option for you.

Oats are a type of pseudo-cereal with great health benefits and are also easy to use in many recipes. If you're looking for a breakfast cereal that is naturally rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and protein, you should try oatmeal.

You can choose from a number of varieties of oats, but you may be confused about how to choose the best one for you! Here’s what to keep in mind while making the choice.

STEEL-CUT OATS  

Chewy in texture and nutty in flavour, steel-cut oats are whole, hulled oats cut a few times using steel blades. Thanks to their standout taste, steel-cut oats are a great replacement grain for traditional recipes like oat khichdi or risotto. They are the least processed and take approximately 20 minutes to cook.

ROLLED OATS  

Rolled oats are one of the most common varieties you’ll find in the market. These are oats that have been toasted, hulled, steamed and then rolled. They can absorb a lot of liquid and are used in granola or overnight oat recipes. They take about 15 minutes to cook.

QUICK OATS 

Great for a hot breakfast in a pinch of time, quick or ‘quicker cooking’ oats are ones that have been cut, steamed and rolled into thinner flakes, which ensures they cook faster than the rolled version. They are nutritionally on par with rolled oats but can be cooked in around five minutes.

INSTANT OATS 

Instant oats are generally sold as single-serve pre-flavoured packages that can be microwaved for an instant meal. They are convenient but often include additives that aren’t exactly the healthiest. To be on the safe side, read the ingredient list and opt for a cleaner product. Instant oats, as the name suggests can be cooked in about a minute. 

No matter the variety you choose, oats are a great gluten-free and complex carb-rich meal option!

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